Thirsty Thursdays: Hot Buttered Rum Cider

December 13, 2012

Warm yourself up this winter with a hot buttered rum cider.  Nothing is better then a warm cocktail on a frosty night, this recipe combines rum with apple cider, brown sugar, butter and spices.  Spiced rum also works well in this cocktail.  Also, you can substitute half of the brown sugar for butterscotch schnapps depending on how strong you like your drinks.  Top your hot buttered rum cider with a dollop of whipped cream. 

Hot Buttered Rum Cider


6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Rum
1/2 teaspoon Whole Cloves
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
Heat cider, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon to boiling in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
Strain cider mixture to remove cloves and cinnamon, if desired.
Place 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons rum into each mug. Fill with hot cider.

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